International Cole Slaw

International Cole Slaw

When we travel we like to stay four to six months in one place and enjoy doing a lot of our own cooking. Cole slaw is one of our standby salads. It is particularly good in tropical countries because lettuce does not keep for very long in warm climates. Cabbage, on the...
Is Playa del Carmen, Mexico Good for Budget Travelers?

Is Playa del Carmen, Mexico Good for Budget Travelers?

Choosing the Best Destination Each year when we look for a long term travel destination to avoid the long, cold winters in the Northeast US, we consider a number of factors. First and foremost is whether we can afford to live there for 4 months. But we don’t...
Best Value Travel Destinations

Best Value Travel Destinations

From South Pacific islands to ancient cities, this 2014 blog post by Lonely Planet is sure to awaken your yearn to travel. The described destinations offer every kind of experience imaginable and we learn where they can be had at a lower price point. Read the Lonely...
Sorry Americans, Your Cell Phone Is Useless Worldwide

Sorry Americans, Your Cell Phone Is Useless Worldwide

Most of us have come to rely on our mobile phones and the ability to stay connected to one another in this fast paced, technologically enhanced world. While traveling, a cell phone should make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends, to contact local...
Protecting Costa Rica’s Sea Turtles at Playa Tortuga

Protecting Costa Rica’s Sea Turtles at Playa Tortuga

December 2014 found us house sitting in Ojochal, on the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica. One of the great things about house sitting is that the homeowners often introduce us to their friends and community. With new friends to chat with we learn about all sorts...
Chronology of a House Sit: Living Your Life in a Foreign Country

Chronology of a House Sit: Living Your Life in a Foreign Country

In part one of the Chronology of a House Sit: Arrival, I discussed aspects of getting started with a new house sitter assignment including learning the layout of the home and community and reviewing the details of homeowners’ requirements. The middle part of the...
Why House Sitting is Perfect for This Dog Lover

Why House Sitting is Perfect for This Dog Lover

My First Dog My love affair with dogs began when my mother brought home a black Labrador retriever puppy when I was ten years old. This was a big surprise because although my sister and I always enjoyed playing with our neighbors’ dogs, we never really expected to...
Chronology of a House Sit: Saying Farewell

Chronology of a House Sit: Saying Farewell

This is Part 3 in our Chronology of a House Sit series. Read Part I – Arrival here Read Part II – Living Your Life in a Foreign Country here Leaving a house sit is a big transition and requires a lot of organization. As house sitters, we really want the...
Worldwide Travel Insurance and How to Choose It

Worldwide Travel Insurance and How to Choose It

Keep us traveling and blogging! Purchasing our hand picked products through links on this site earn Neil and Laurie a commission at no cost to you. We appreciate your support. Beginning an international travel adventure takes a lot of research. It can also be a little...
House Sitting on The Other Side of the World

House Sitting on The Other Side of the World

We stepped off into a pitch black night, after a five hour long bus trip, two weary travelers and four suitcases. We were the only two disembarking here on a Sunday night in August. We had been traveling for over 48 hours and had crossed the International Dateline....
Modern Nomads With Wheels

Modern Nomads With Wheels

We are currently house sitting in the United States, having returned from six months in Australia and a few more in Asia. We picked up our car in Boston, where our family had generously agreed to watch over it for us. With a good washing and a tank of gas our Toyota...
5 Reasons House Sitting May Be Your Secret to Staying Young

5 Reasons House Sitting May Be Your Secret to Staying Young

Is getting old inevitable? I have read that too many people work too hard, for too long and take themselves to an early grave. Then again, retirees have reportedly died of boredom.  I don’t actually subscribe to these crazy generalizations, but, I do know a...

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